Quotes of the Day  

Quotes of the Day



Four humorous quotations each day from The Quotations Page


Kingsley Amis

"It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children."

Samuel Johnson

"Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult."

T. S. Eliot

"Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers."

Dave Barry

"I think Superman should go on the Larry King show and announce that he would come back to life if people in all 50 states wanted him to."

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others."

Emerson Pugh

"If the human mind was simple enough to understand, we'd be too simple to understand it."

Bill Watterson

"People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children."

Marquis de Flers Robert and Arman de Caillavet

"Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them."

Samuel Butler

"People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable."

Jean Cocteau

"The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizzare which seems inherent in them."

William Hazlitt

"Without the aid of prejudice and custom I should not be able to find my way across the room."

Jerry Garcia

"Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us."